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RedMac

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703 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: jointer question

Good afternoon Jocksters – I hope everyone is enjoying Monday in your part of the world.

I have a quick question for you experienced machinists out there.

I just bought a used DJ20 and I am hoping one of you can educate me on the impact of some damage to the unit.

If I am doing this right, you can see from the picture that the infeed table has some chipping right at the edge closest to the cutter head.

Is there any reason to expect this to have any effect on the machine’s function? Other than driving me bat-poop crazy to look at (that’s just how I’m wired), I can’t see that it will make any difference in performance.

Any input you folks might have would be much appreciated.

And on a completely unrelated note, I have a 6” Jet Jointer up for sale if anyone is interested.

Thanks, in advance, for your time. -r


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 703 days ago

I dont think it will effect the machine in any way unless it has caused a heave in the table somewhere, which is very unlikely. It looks like someone forgot to tighten down the screws for the blades and they came a flyin out, chipping up the table.

Congrats on the sweet jointer BTW.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 703 days ago

I would agree that does not look like it will affect operation. If there is a slight edge coming up, you can sand it down. I can also understand why it drives you bat-poop crazy, though I’m not sure I know what that means. Nice jointer, just leave the guard over it and you won’t see it.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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b2rtch

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#3 posted 703 days ago

It looks like you have a replaceable lip, why don’t you replace it?

I was not so lucky I had to get mine repaired.

-- Bert

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RedMac

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#4 posted 702 days ago

Thank you guys so much for the input.

The #1 reason I love this site is the willingness shown to take the time to help out a complete stranger.

Bert – you are right. A quick perusal of the parts diagram revealed that I can replace that piece for about $20.00. I’m sure as I get her broken down, I will have a few things I want to replace.

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MonteCristo

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#5 posted 702 days ago

The original owner must have had some kind of “event” to damage that aluminum piece that much ! Certainly not normal wear and tear !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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